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The Week Ahead: Sunday 25th – Saturday 31st August 2019

This week, we welcome the Waterway Recovery Group that will be refurbishing the Upper Lock chamber at Ynysmeudwy. Sunday 25th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8....

Work Party: Tuesday, 20th August 2019

On a bright sunny day, the main work party headed for Trebanos Locks to continue with the bank repairs south of the locks. Isaac was ready to go as usual whilst Rhys chaired the planning meeting.     The mix was mixed, then the bags were filled, transported to the work site and carefully laid...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th August 2019

Sunday 18th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 20th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire...

Clydach Cub Scouts, Tuesday 13th August 2019

The 2nd Swansea Valley Clydach Cub Scouts enjoyed an evening on the canal. Forty youngsters turned up in lovely summer sunshine. Mike gave the safety briefing, they were all kitted out with bouyancy aids and helmets and off they paddled! They all had a great time and would be welcome back at any time.  ...

Work Party: Tuesday 13th August 2019

On a lovely sunny day, the volunteers split into two groups. The first headed for Ynysmeudwy, where three tasks were undertaken. Firstly, yet more weed and silt was dredged from just above the lower lock.     Secondly, more balsam was bashed between the two locks. Note Isaac’s deft use of the slasher and the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th August 2019

Sunday 11th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Monday 12th August: Monthly business meeting of the...

Work Party: Tuesday 6th August 2019

The weather forecast was dreadful so the gang decided to retire to the relative shelter of the Hidden Lock Site in Clydach. Gareth got to ride on the refurbished tractor and the motorised wheelbarrows were used to good effect to tidy up and relocate more debris. Heras fencing was repositioned at the southern end of...

Work Party: Tuesday 30th July 2019

Today was a game of two halves! Firstly, the volunteers assembled at Ynysmeudwy Locks to bash balsam. The weather was lousy, with intermittent heavy showers but we pressed on and cleared most of the off-side bank above and below the lower lock. Bad weather stopped play just after eleven.         We retired...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th August 2019

Sunday 4th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 6th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire...

Work Party: Thursday 25th July 2019 – Filming with Gareth and Maureen Edwards

Another scorching day! The work party moved from its usual Tuesday to Thursday as we were being filmed for a BBC Wales TV series on the canals of Wales hosted by Gareth and Maureen Edwards. The first batch of photos shows Gordon welcoming Gareth and Maureen to the canal. They met the volunteers and learned...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 28th July – Saturday 3rd August

Sunday 28th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 30th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th July 2019

Sunday 21st July: CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE CANCELLED, DUE TO LACK OF VOLUNTEERS. Tuesday 23rd July: NO WORK PARTY TODAY, NO CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE TODAY. Filming for BBC Wales on Thursday and, possibly, Friday. We are pleased to announce that BBC Wales will be filming us for a programme on the canals of Wales...